When choosing hair color, consider your skin. Not all girls look good with all hair colors. your stylist can recommend the right tone, either warm or cool to match your skin tones, and then go two levels lighter or darker than your natural color. I used to say it's best to not go lighter than your skin but I know plenty of ladies with very dark skin who have great reds or blonde and they look amazing. But they stayed with the right tone, that's why it worked.